Blustream launches an addition to its line of HDBaseT extension solutions
Blustream has recently announced an addition to its range of uncompressed, unconverted 18Gbps HDMI over HDBaseT™ extension solutions. The HEX18GARC-KIT extender set uses the DBaseT technology for the distribution of bit-for-bit 4K HDMI video and audio up to 328 feet over a single Cat6A cable, with support for USB 2.0/KVM, eARC, ARC, and 1Gb Ethernet pass-through. The result is a full HDMI and control solution.
Also, the device supports the HDMI 2.0 18Gbps specification, including 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 UHD video, and HDCP 2.3/2.2/1.4. The HEX18GARC-TX transmitter and HEX18GARC-RX receiver support uncompressed distribution of the latest HDR resolutions. HDMI re-clocking on the HDBaseT receiver helps to resolve HDMI HDCP, compatibility, and handshaking issues.
Regarding connections, the kit has an integrated 4-port hub with bi-directionality and it has support for USB 2.0 at speeds up to 350Mbps. Also, the set supports eARC from the display via HDMI and standard ARC from HDMI and optical (S/PDIF) digital inputs. Related to audio formats, the device supports a wide range, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio transmission, in addition to bi-directional IR, RS-232, and power over cable (PoC).